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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas I I i l j S 1 75 New BraunfeSs Ntw Texas HeraldZdtung ni Q9 No 164 16 Pages THURSDAY August 25 cents 164 USPS3778801 Alicias winds claim 2 lives GALVESTON AP Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast early spawning tor ripping apart smashing cars with driving debris and plunging hundreds of thousands of people into Two people were killed by falling trees in the Houston 50 miles officials Several minor injuries were Sustained winds of 76 mph and gusts up to 102 mph were measured by the National Weather Services office in Galveston as the hurricane hit Just off Galveston reconnaissance aircraft reported maximum sustained winds near 115 mph as the hurricanes center moved Galveston firefighters were forced to pump floodwater from the streets to fight a blaze at a cotton warehouse that was totally involved in said fire Ed Were just having all kinds of problems trying to get the fire under We have no water An estimated people had left their homes in the 14county Houston with of them in 76 Red Cross shelters by 5 said Red Cross spokesman Bill Most of the refugees were from Galveston and Brazoria he Howling winds in Galveston ripped bricks and metal siding from threw sign posts into cars and ripped limbs from The city was completely without power the weather services local radar and tide gauges also were knocked About 200 guests of Galvestons historic Galvez Hotel fled to underground corridors after a window broke and an interior wall gave way about 2 A nonsupporting interior wall on the fourth floor leaned into the hallway but did not a hotel See 16 N 0 Austin Thursday Huntsville IH45 New Braunfels IH10 San Antonio Victoria Columbus Rosenberg US 59 Texas Galveston Island Alicia hits Texas coast Matagorda Peninsula Gulf of Mexico Matagorda Island Herb Syring outlines plans for handling refugees from hurricane Alicia Waiting for refugees Civil defense groups ready to help if needed By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor Although Hurricane Alicia has hit the Texas New Braunfels may not shelter as many refugees as it did in As of 8 Red Cross shelters were on standby Herb New BraunfelsComal County Civil Defense The Emergency Operating Center will remain under 24hour alert until it is put bade into a nonactivated Syring All Red Cross and Civil Defense calls concerning shelters must be made through the EOC either by phone or by he When Hurricane Allen hit the South Texas coast in August New Braunfels sheltered many Syring told Red Cross members at a special meeting Wednesday About 800 refugees per night were fed at Red Cross shelters during the hurricane he Syring said two factors contributed to the flood of refugees in Central Texas Allen was a wellpublicized and it hit the Corpus ChnstiBrownsville coastal Central Texas is the primary shelter area for persons along that part of the Syring Traffic along Interstate 37 and Highway 181 was packed in Syring People from Corpus Christi spent 12 hours driving to New Braunfels instead of the customary three he said This Uv first designated shelter is the Academy Street Syring All food will be cooked at Marys 262 Bridge All ihe designated shelters are equipped with toilet Syring Acadamy Sir eet Gym will be opened within 15 minutes srhen the need he Syring said that 200 cots were available for Although anima will not be allowed at the they will be sheltered at the Humane Society Animal 1922 Svnng s Downtown Houston takes pounding from Alicia HOUSTON i AP Hurricane Alicia roared through Houston before dawn killing at least blacking out a quartermillion homes and making skyscrapers whistle like giant organ pipes in the 80mph At least 10 house fires were blamed on 1983s first Atlantic which sent panes of metal trees and decorative panels flying like lethal missiles through the streets of the nations fourthlargest Houston Mayor Kathy after touring part of the downtown area this mor said from HoustonHarris County Civil Defense headquarters she planned to seek federal disaster I dont remember another time when the eye of the hurricane has passed directly over Whitmire Even those of us who are natives are finding this very I think it will take the people who have offices downtown a long time to Whitmire City officials have urged residents to stay at home until the winds die and only essential city operations are being main the mayor Officials will begin to assess the damage this she Two people were reported dead in the A tree fell on a claiming the life of a 71yearold Houston according to Stanley ambulance dispatcher with the Houston Fire A second a 21yearold from suburban was killed this morning when a on her Cecil Wingo of the Harris County Medical Examiners office In 11 Houston firefighters were treated for injuries at Hermann Hospital after they inhaled chemicals while battling a three alarm blaze in the southern part of the The extent of their injuries was not im mediately fire department spokesman Shelton Morris Weve had many house fires wed have to attribute to downed live said Houston Fire Department spokesman John Weve had one car catch on fire because wires just fell on top or it and cooked One family was trapped in its southwest Houston home after power lines the said The family cant get Theyre trapped until the guys from the power company can get Cautioned Downtown is a very dangerous place to Glass has been sucked out of buildings and debris is flying around Dont go down A spokeswoman at Josephs Hospital said several patients had been admitted for lacerations caused by flying On Fannin Street in downtown Police Officer William Babitz watched from the wheel of his squad car as Alicia detached windows and decorative panels from high rises and sent them flying in the air like deadly this Several of the citys towering glass and steel skycrapet haci taps whenwindows were blown Houston Lighting Power spokeswoman Sally Mattus said Al nas had lorn down at least 20 hightension blacking out homes between Houston and Galveston But we ranl send repair crews Mut in the weather bee HUM its so said Ma We ask out customers to onh call us if its a hftanddeath she said Grand Jury indicts robbery suspects By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Three motel bandits charged with robbing victims at the Hill Country Inn and Gourmet Inn motels May were indicted for aggravated robbery by a Comal County Grand Jury Craig Mathis of 4910 San was indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery by use of a deadly weapon shotgun for his part in the robbery of an Alvin highway patrolman and his wife at the Gourmet He was also indicted on four counts of aggravated robbery by use of a handgun for his part in the robbery of two rooms at the Hill Country The same two counts and four counts were also filed against Kevin Hill of 5019 San and Albert Homier of 1046 H San All three arrested last remain in the Comal County Jail under bond Authorities have speculated Bon Mathis and Hill were members of a looselyknit gang of motel responsible for similar robberies in Johnson Corpus Christi and San Corpus Christi authorities are in vestigating the possibility that the Alvin troopers gun was used to kill a Garland man June 15 at a Travel Lodge motel in Corpus Wanted in connection with that Kenneth Woodson of San Antonio gave himself up in Us Angeles on A Comal County warrant also listed Woodson as a participant in the two New Braunfels robberies back in In the Grand Jury returned 29 including two sealed ones and two Herbert Hunter Semmes of 31464 was reindicted for possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to Aggravated assault on a peace officer indictments were returned against John Robert Bolduc of 605 Seguin Williiam Kandall in custody in the Travis County Jail and Alfredo Perez of 8418 Greenleaf Lake Perez was released from custody Sunday on following an incident the same day at Camp Hueco The man allegedly rented inner became angry about a nonexistent shuttle bus service he See GRAND II Inside Todays Weather Expect partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of mainly in the The high will be in the but winds blowing 20 miles per hour from the north northwest might make it seem Tonight will be partly with variable winds near 10 Theyll shift back to the south on blowing 1015 mph from partly cloudy and bringing a 30 percent chance of Sunset today will be at sunrise Friday at A Foggy Day In Music Ira who with his brother composer George Gershwin wrote many of the hits in the 1920s and died Wedesday at age The lyricist collaborated with other composers after his brothers death in SMI 11 CLASSIFIED DEAR TV Governments to mull choices as appraisal terms near end ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Directors of the Comal County Appraisal District have four arid a half months left in their terms of But its not too early for local governments to be thinking about who they want to represent them in All five seats come open at the end of city and school governments served by tin appraisal district may ask the current members to serve another two or choose to replace any or all of Nominations must be turned in to the county clerks office by Bach government can nominate up to five In they usually confine their choices to one or In there were exactly five people vying for the five so the outcome of the election didnt surprise The actual voting will take place betv een 30 and 15 Its not a simple 1 hanks to the provisions of the Piveto Hill which created the appraisal districts Each government gets voice or rt it gets a certain number of votes tiased on the amount of tax it levied last year In the 1981 electn there were votes to be The Comal Inde pendent School District had New Braun els Comal 797 and th Citj of N ew Braunfels a few less than The City of Garden which pays less than one percent of the appraisal districts got just votes in 1981 The of Sel ma got less than Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks said he would calculate this years based on the 1982 tax some time before 1 he numbers may API KALSAl Page Two hurt in Wednesday wreck A twocar wreck Wednesday afternoon sent two New Braunfels residents to McKenna Memorial Hospital for The wreck occurred about 5 when a 1983 two door black Capris driven by Abell 227 attempted to pass a tractortrailer on the right side and ran into a utility police The tractortrailer was driven by Guy Raymond McKeon III of San The accident occurred at the 1200 block of West Antonio The vehicles were police adding that Castillos vehicle reportedly was exceeding the speed limit He a McKeons vehicle as McKeon was Chestnut police said McF was making a wide turn because When McKeon Castillos tractortrailers front causin control of his It collided into a Castillo and a passenger in his c same were taken b McKenna for treatment ttempted U pass turning right onto told police he of the size of his car touched the g Castillo to lose utility police Lma ambulance to
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